The Moose Who Came to Call

 

If you listen to today’s Ricochet podcast to the very end, you’ll hear me tell a story about our family vacation here in Wyoming–and may find yourself wondering whether I was hallucinating.

Herewith, proof.

Now tell me. Isn’t Alces americanus one of the strangest and most wonderful of all God’s numberless works?

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  1. Patrick McClure Coolidge
    Patrick McClure
    @Patrickb63

    Link isn’t working.

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  2. Patrick McClure Coolidge
    Patrick McClure
    @Patrickb63

    And hello Mr. Robinson.

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  3. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/t65BuwzRAIs

    EDIT: I don’t think Ricochet is properly handling “shorts” on YouTube yet. It is a relatively new feature. Pasting it into the post doesn’t seem to work. Pasting one into a comment does drop the link, but it doesn’t get rendered as an embedded video.

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  4. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    @JimGoneWild

    I just drove by Jackson Hole, but I didn’t meet him. Sadly, only buffalo came out today.

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  5. Seawriter Contributor
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    @Seawriter

    Does this work?

     

    Right-click on the video, click copy video url, and paste the video url into your Ricochet post or comment.

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  6. James Hageman Coolidge
    James Hageman
    @JamesHageman

    Clownish, absurd, and majestic. God is good.

    Most of the big game were plains animals, driven into the mountains by the advance of man. As the plains empty many creatures are returning to their natural habitat.

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  7. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    @RichardEaston

    Wonderful! A couple of weeks ago, I was walking with my wife after dark and a Barred Owl flew to a tree about fifteen feet from us. He stayed there for about two minutes and then flew away.

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  8. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Does this work?

     

    Right-click on the video, click copy video url, and past the video url into your Ricochet post or comment.

    Looks like you got it.

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  9. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    Beautiful! And a huge rack. (That’s the kind of description that should up your click count).

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  10. danys Thatcher
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    @danys

    Many years ago @clavius & I saw moose along a highway in the UP. They were huge. When I sent a picture to my siblings, my brothers responded with many a Monty Python quip and warned against getting bitten. Moose bites hurt.

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  11. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    @GlennAmurgis

    when ever someone talks about a Moose, I hear Boris Badinoff saying “Moose and Squirrel”

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  12. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    @EugeneKriegsmann

    The moose looks pretty warm. I suspect that it is really warm there. That bit of shade provided by your building seems to be what he is looking for.  We are hitting the 90s in the Pacific Northwest, so I would bet that it is even hotter in Montana. In the direct sun it must be unbearable. Nothing wrong with that moose’s choice to settle in the shade.

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  13. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    @ChrisCampion

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Wonderful! A couple of weeks ago, I was walking with my wife after dark and a Barred Owl flew to a tree about fifteen feet from us. He stayed there for about two minutes and then flew away.

    We have a couple of these in the gulley behind our backyard fence.  They occasionally swoop through the yard into the trees.  

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  14. The Reticulator Member
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    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    The moose looks pretty warm. I suspect that it is really warm there. That bit of shade provided by your building seems to be what he is looking for. We are hitting the 90s in the Pacific Northwest, so I would bet that it is even hotter in Montana. In the direct sun it must be unbearable. Nothing wrong with that moose’s choice to settle in the shade.

    Maybe all the spaces in the local streams were already taken by other moose?  

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  15. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Should I tell Peter I’ve eaten a mooseburger?  Naaaaaa . . .

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  16. I Walton Member
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    @IWalton

    We had regular Moose visits in our home in Jackson, owls lived there as well.  Our dogs knew to leave them alone as they’d gotten noisy with a cow and cub and she didn’t like it.  Couldn’t ski any more and my kids were producing too many grandchildren back east so we left.  Wish I’d kept my home though.  It’s worth about three time what we sold it for and 30 times what we paid for it.   One of  my sons wanted to go back and is making two or three times what I made, his wife about the same as I earned and they can’t live anywhere near Jackson.  Can’t imagine what will happen when the Democrats finish destroying the country.  I’d guess it will continue to be over priced.  The fishing is outstanding, the skiing  the best I’d ever experienced and it’s tiny enough to accommodate all the multi millionaires who want to ski or fish. 

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  17. JosePluma, Local Man of Mystery Thatcher
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Wonderful! A couple of weeks ago, I was walking with my wife after dark and a Barred Owl flew to a tree about fifteen feet from us. He stayed there for about two minutes and then flew away.

    Saw this one at a gas station while filling up after work.  Heard a clicking sound and saw this guy on the roof of a nearby fast food joint:

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  18. Scott R Member
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    @ScottR

    I’m no zoologist, Peter, but I’m sensing passive-aggressive nonchalance by the moose in an attempt to impress your wife with his size and strength and establish dominance over you. Ah, nature :)

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  19. Rudert, Bro/Brah/Broski Inactive
    Rudert, Bro/Brah/Broski
    @JasonRudert

    danys (View Comment):

    Many years ago @ clavius & I saw moose along a highway in the UP. They were huge. When I sent a picture to my siblings, my brothers responded with many a Monty Python quip and warned against getting bitten. Moose bites hurt.

    as they say in Finland, Moose bites can be pretti nasti!

     

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  20. Doug Kimball Thatcher
    Doug Kimball
    @DougKimball

    The Kimballs were up there earlier this year.  We met this guy:

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  21. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    The moose looks pretty warm. I suspect that it is really warm there. That bit of shade provided by your building seems to be what he is looking for. We are hitting the 90s in the Pacific Northwest, so I would bet that it is even hotter in Montana. In the direct sun it must be unbearable. Nothing wrong with that moose’s choice to settle in the shade.

    I just spent 5 days in Montana,  including Big Sky,  and 2 says in western Wyoming.  It was spectacular weather,  but not hot. 

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  22. Ansonia Member
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    @Ansonia

    I never have a camera on me when I see anything. What I’ve seen recently here in Connecticut twice, in the early morning in my next-door neighbor’s yard in Berlin and late at night by street lamp in Old Lyme, are coyotes that are significantly larger and less scrawny than any I’ve ever seen here before. I only saw one both times.
    Their coloring is also different from what I’ve seen before. They’re more grey. One was also photographed from a distance in Niantic.

    Love the pictures and moose video.

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  23. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    @MarkAlexander

    Where’s the squirrel? It’s always Moose and Squirrel!

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  24. RandR (RdnaR) Member
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    JimGoneWild (View Comment):

    I just drove by Jackson Hole, but I didn’t meet him. Sadly, only buffalo came out today.

    Buffalo gals?

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  25. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    @RichardEaston

    Mark Alexander (View Comment):

    Where’s the squirrel? It’s always Moose and Squirrel!

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